Comparative study of the external morphology of Zaretis itys itylus (Westwood) and Agrias claudina annetta (Gray) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae). I. Head, appendages and cervical region

Carlos Guilherme C. Mielke Olaf H. H. Mielke Mirna M. Casagrande About the authors

Two species of Charaxinae, Zaretis itys itylus (Westwood, 1850) and Agrias claudina annetta (Gray, 1832) were subject of a detailed and comparative study of external morphology of the head, appendages and cervical region. The results obtained were compared with other studies published and related to the external morphology of other Nymphalidae subfamilies (Brassolinae, Morphinae, Danainae and Ithomiinae).

Butterflies; comparative study; morphology; Neotropical


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